ONSET is an exciting new group featuring some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians who have just announced the release of their debut single as well as a nationwide tour for 2021.
ONSET was formed by Graham Henderson (keyboard), Davie Ryan (drums) and Pádraig Rynne (concertina + electronics) who are joined by Tara Breen (fiddle), Niall McCabe (vocals/acoustic guitar) and Adam Taylor (bass). The group was borne out of their collective passion for a dynamic approach to traditional music. The music draws from their diverse musical backgrounds, and creates a deep and fascinating musical experience with flowing melodies and rhythmic character.
The uniting feature of all this music, besides its exquisite execution, is its complexity. It’s not challenging to listen to, per se, but when one sits down for a close listen, it becomes quickly evident that no harmonic, rhythmic, or textural stone is left unturned.
Graham Henderson's keyboards add rich, almost Byrne/Eno-style production, with its gurgling, multi-layered rhythms
Ryan’s drumming is notably intelligent and subtle throughout in its richly textured contribution too.
Breen and Rynne, who when playing together in unison almost sound like a single instrument, and this then provides an opportunity for subtle variations in texture and handbrake-turn transitions between tunes.
16th October :: Source Arts Centre, Thurles
29th Octover :: Glór (In association with Music Generation Clare)
5th November :: The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton
6th November :: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
12 December, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
This 2019 release from Pádraig features Davie Ryan on Drums and Graham Henderson on keyoboards. Guests include Ariel Possen, Mark Lettieri, Dónal Lunny, Jeremy Kittel, Eoin WalsH, Cillian King, Cillian Doheny, Cormac McCarthy and Phillip Lassiter.
A collaborative album between four Co. Clare natives Pádraig Rynne, Tara Breen, Elaine Hogan and Conor Crimmins. Material is traditional based with compositions by many great Irish composers such as Dónal Lunny, Josephine Keegan, Marty Barry, Liz Carrol and Ger Fahy.